Shoulder pain results from various causes within and beyond your control. If untreated, you may be unable to complete your tasks or enjoy the better part of your day. Performance Pain and Sports Medicine offers advanced treatment for different types of shoulder pain in Brunswick, NJ, Bordentown, NJ, Lawrenceville, NJ, and Houston, TX.
What Is Shoulder Pain
The shoulder has a wider range of motion than other joints in your body. Unfortunately, exclusive mobility makes your shoulder vulnerable to conditions and injuries that could make your pain worse by the day. Shoulder pain is a common musculoskeletal condition like neck, back, and knee pain.
Your shoulder comprises three bones joining at the shoulder joint. The bones are the shoulder blade (scapula), arm bone (humerus), and the collarbone (clavicle).
Shoulder joints are cushioned by cartilage and fluid-filled sacs (bursae), while a group of four tendons (rotator cuff) lets your arm move in various angles and directions. You may suffer pain based on the extent of damage to the structures making up your shoulder and shoulder joints.
Causes of Shoulder Pain
Common causes of shoulder pain include:
- Bone spurs.
- Pinched nerve.
- Cartilage tears.
- Frozen shoulders.
- Inflammation in the bursa/ bursitis.
- Shoulder impingement.
- Arthritis including rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
- Chronic shoulder instability.
- Fractures and dislocations.
- Rotator cuff tears/tendinitis.
The Performance Pain and Sports Medicine team is fully equipped to treat the causes of shoulder pain highlighted above.
Shoulder pain may also arise if a sports injury or fall makes your pain worse gradually. Other causes include repetitive stress, overuse, and age-related changes.
Diagnosis of Shoulder Pain
Your provider completes a comprehensive and fully personalized evaluation to get an accurate diagnosis and draft a fully effective treatment plan. The conclusive diagnosis includes a physical exam, a review of your medical history, and diagnostic tests like:
- Nerve conduction studies.
- Computerized tomography (CT) scan.
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan.
- Musculoskeletal ultrasound.
Your provider may use a shoulder arthroscopy- a minimally invasive surgical remedy using a thin, flexible camera to look inside your joint. If the surgeon detects a complication, they may recommend immediate interventions to repair your shoulder fully.
Treatment for Shoulder Pain
The team at Performance Pain and Sports Medicine uses your diagnosis results to draft you a fully customized treatment plan. Your treatment plan may comprise of:
ü Stem cell therapy.
ü Activity modification.
ü Joint injections.
ü Platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
ü Pain-relieving medication.
ü Tenex minimally invasive procedure to treat chronic tendon pain.
If you report shoulder pain after conservative treatment, your provider may recommend surgery.
Other Services Offered at Performance Pain and Sports Medicine
You may also visit the practice for specialized treatment for:
Ø Stem cell therapy.
Ø Sports injuries.
Ø Spine pain.
Ø Spinal cord stimulator.
Ø Platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
Ø Piriformis syndrome.
Ø Personal injury.
Ø Nerve pain.
Ø Neck pain.
Ø Knee pain.
Ø Joint injections.
Ø Hormone treatment.
Ø Hip pain.
Ø Herniated discs.
Ø Foot and ankle pain.
Ø Elbow pain.
Ø Degenerative disc disease.
Ø Back pain.
If you need comprehensive care and treatment for shoulder pain, reach out to Performance Pain and Sports Medicine.